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Libyan Revolution Enters Critical Phase – the Battle for Tripoli

France grants official recognition to rebel Libyan National Council Mar 10
Official from French president’s office says France will send ambassador to Benghazi and receive Libyan envoy in Paris; announcement follows meet between Sarkozy and officials from Libyan National Council.
Battles rage over Libyan cities Mar 10 08:03 GMT
Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi pound Az-Zawiyah and Ras Lanuf as world debates imposition of a no-fly zone.
New air raids hit Libyan oil city Mar 9 23:37 GMT
Strategic city of Ras Lanuf comes under heavy shelling by government forces, with reports of deaths and injuries. Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have launched new air raids on the oil city of Ras Lanuf and are closing in on the western town of Az Zawiyah. See video at article
Founding statement of the Interim Transitional National Council
The Council emphasised that the most important role is the one played by the youth. They were the base of foundation of the revolution and the focal power for the Libyan to reach where they stand today to be able to demand the termination of the dictatorial regime. 7:40pm March 9 The Libyan regime has offered a nearly $500,000 bounty for the capture of the chairman of the opposition National Council, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, according to state TV.
Arab Countries May Back No-Fly Zone for Libya Within Days, Ambassador Says Mar 9 12:01 EST
The Arab League feels a “sense of urgency” over violence in Libya and may call this week for a no-fly zone to shield civilians and rebels from further attacks by Muammar Qaddafi’s forces, the Arab League’s ambassador in Washington said.
Libya oil tanks seen as ‘time bomb’ Mar 9 11:02 GMT
Desperate Gaddafi might hit oil facilities in an attempt to fend off encroaching rebels, sparking a human catastrophe.


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Les paysans n’avaient pas de pain. Marie Antoinette, “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”

By Michael Collins

We can now update the apocryphal response of Marie Antoinette, who offered cake to the starving peasants.

The people have no food. Let them eat insects.

“Due to the world’s growing food shortage, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization proposes a plan to include insects as a new part of people’s diet.” Insects as Alternative Food (Image)

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ISRAEL-US: Goldstone Rejects Netanyahu Remarks

white phosph“Without some form of truth-telling, there cannot be an enduring peace,” he said, citing his experiences in South Africa, as well as in the trials on Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia.  “Truth-telling and acknowledgement to victims can be a very important assistance to peace,” he added.

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Sacked envoy Peter Galbraith accuses UN of ‘cover-up’ on Afghan vote fraud

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James Bone   The Times    Oct. 1, 2009

The top American in the UN mission in Afghanistan was fired yesterday after refusing to take part in what he called “a cover-up” of fraud in the Afghan election.

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